Sydney with kids

Sydney

Sydney is the perfect city to enjoy a family holiday in, with so many things to do.  Be it indoors, or outdoors, there’s always something to entertain the kids.  All of these suggestions have been road tested by with me and some of my nieces and nephews – and they have given them all the […]

New Zealand Forest Walks – stunning!

Old Coach Road, New Zealand

Christmas Eve, Fern Walk – Pohangina Valley It was Christmas Eve and the children’s excitement was at fever pitch – what else to do but take them for a walk to burn off some steam?  So off we headed, three adults and four children, to the Totara Reserve forest in the Pohangina Valley, one of […]

The Blue Mountains Weekend Getaway

The Blue Mountains

One of my favourite weekend getaways from Sydney is up to the Blue Mountains. Only about 90 minutes drive from Sydney, on a clear day with never ending blue skies, it’s truly spectacular. So called because of a fine blue haze from the eucalyptus trees which is visible from a distance, the Blue Mountains are beautiful. […]

Hiking in Sydney

Sydney Hiking Bondi to Coogee

I’ve always thought that Sydney is one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities.  Hiking in Sydney opens up even more of the beauty on offer – harbour views, beautiful landscapes, which are all easily accessible from the city – what could be better?  It’s a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle, recharge […]

Platypus, Shipwrecks & Cheese: exploring King Island

King Island

A tiny island in the middle of the Bass Strait  between the states of Tasmania and Victoria, King Island is windswept, rugged, beautiful and surely one of the best kept secrets in Tasmania. To be fair, Tasmania is jam packed with gorgeous and stunning places to visit, but what makes King island really special is […]

The Great Ocean Walk

Great Ocean Walk

What better antidote to a busy few weeks desk bound in the office than four days hiking in the beautiful Victorian countryside? I had been wanting to walk the Great Ocean Road trail for a while and finally I had the opportunity.  Easter hiking here I come! What a fantastic few days.  I had booked a […]

Australia at my feet: Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko

As soon as I discovered that Mount Kosciuszko was a mere 2280 metres and an easy day walk, I had a hankering to walk up.  After all, how many times will I have the opportunity to say that I had climbed and conquered the highest peak on the continent? I had established a ‘base camp’ […]

Floriade, a tulip festival in Canberra

Canberra

Canberra….the nation’s capital.  Apparently it was created because Melbourne and Sydney couldn’t agree on which should be the capital.  So they made a new city and stuck it in the middle of nowhere…or so it seemed to me. This was not my first visit, or even my second, but it was the first time that […]

Snow and Wombats, Tasmania, Australia

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

I had read so much about the beautiful Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania, so I was really excited to be staying at the Cradle Mountain Lodge for a long weekend.  The Lodge is about a 2-hour drive from Launceston and handily located at the entrance to the Cradle Mountain National Park. The weather conditions there are […]

Recharging in Noosa

Noosa, Queensland, Australia

The Australia Day long weekend was an opportunity to take a chilled out solo retreat to Noosa. I had never been before and heard rave reviews from others. It only took me a few hours to fall in love with the place too. My accommodation was nestled up on the hill on the outskirts of […]